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ANDERSON: Boats are still being allowed. Finesse tactics can get fish. Darter heads, drop-shotted RoboWorms will get bass under bridge. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Kokanee are done. Lake needs to turn over for trout bite to turn on. 707-255-5544.
CALERO: Crankbaits beginning to produce bass. Jigs also effective off main points and off dam. Bass to 3 to 4 pounds can be caught. 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Trout plant program is in Week 3 but few are reaping dividends. Surface temperature is in high 60s and trout are retreating to deeper water. Best action is for catfish along shoreline. Bass Cove and Alder Point are good spots for catfish. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Big catfish are on menu. Use mackerel near dam and near trees and brush in north end. Four biggest cats in the Coyote Bait & Tackle catfish derby came from here and winner was a 16.25-pounder caught by Eric Elmore of San Jose. 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Fishing has been slow but a trout plant last week should help. Catfish have been biting nightcrawlers, anchovies, shrimp or chicken liver at Channel Point or boat ramp area. Black bass bite is solid. Dave O'Neal of
COYOTE: Small bass take jigs. Reaction bite should kick in soon. 408- 463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Catfish are best bet. Mackerel, sardines or anchovies work best. Best bite is at north end of lake in Heron Bay, dam and narrows. Trout bite is weak despite beginning of plants. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Catfish bite is steady. Big fish of the week was a 10-pound bass caught and released by Martin Mchalsky of San Francisco. 925-284-9669.
LOCH LOMOND: Water is cooling and weekend trout bite was decent. Bass to 4 to 5 pounds were caught over weekend. Shoreline from store to dam has been productive. Lake closes Oct. 14. 831-335-7424.
LOS VAQUEROS: A plant of 1,200 pounds of trout went in Tuesday. Should be in full bite by weekend. Striper and catfish bite so-so. Stripers are small. Marina is scheduled to be re-opened Oct. 15. A double-load of trout will be planted in advance. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Even with trout plants bite is slow. Only way to get rainbows is by boats in deep water. Catfish bite is slow. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Lake is 31 percent full. When water is coming in striper fishing is good near pumps with live jumbo minnows. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Catfish bite remains good. Best catch of week was a 2-pound crappie by John Chamberlain of San Francisco, biggest crappie of year. He used a crawdad crankbait in Scow Canyon. Trout are being caught near Main Recreation Area with Power Bait. Trout averaging 2 pounds and anglers are averaging three per rod. Lake was planted with 1,000 pounds Monday. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: Trout plants are going in and anglers are transitioning from catfish. Neither bite is red hot. 510-544-3230.
UVAS: Baby brush hogs, white spinnerbaits and crankbaits account for bass. 408-463-0711.
ANTIOCH: Striper action continues to be worthwhile, especially Broad Slough. Live bait drifting at Sherman Lake also is good. Bass from 10 to 20 pounds are being caught. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: Salmon bite is picking up, especially at 1st Street. Six were caught Wednesday morning. Flying Cees or EZ lures are best. Striped bass to 20 inches are caught from 9th Street and 12th Street with blood worms or bullhead. Sturgeon are being caught at Big Cut and Chain Island. 707-745-4921.
FRANK'S TRACT: Salmon are running through Frank's Tract and north of tract. Black bass bite is good. Topwater baits such as frogs or plugs get action. A few stripers are trickling in. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Striper bite is getting better each week. Stripers to 15 pounds are coming from Honker Bay, Collinsville and Chain Island. Salmon to 28 pounds are being caught near PG&E with Mepp's Flying Cees. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Salmon have picked up. Since last week limits are common. Trolling with Silvertrons chartreuse-and Blue Foxes do well. Jigging with Blade Runners is productive. Mouth to Isleton has been excellent. Stripers are hitting at Decker Island and Sherman Island. Mudsuckers, anchovies or fresh shad get stripers from 22 to 28 inches. A 44-pounder was caught two weeks ago. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498, 916-870-4225.
TRACY: Most striped bass are shakers but a few keepers are in area. Black bass average 2 pounds. 209-835-3182.
BERKELEY: El Dorado on Monday had 20 salmon for 12 anglers to 22 pounds while trolling off Marin Coast. Fish moved by Tuesday. Rock cod fishing is great when weather is good. There might be an albacore trip Saturday. Call first. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
BODEGA BAY: Four-man albacore charter on New Sea Angler had 25 to 39 pounds. Bite occurred in morning before fish went deep. Action was 37 miles west southwest of Bodega Head. Rock cod and ling cod bite continues to be excellent. Limits are taken each trip. Salmon were at Tomales Point feeding on squid but action is spotty. 707-875-3344.
CAPITOLA: Action has slowed because of a light swell. A white sea bass was caught earlier in the week. Salmon bite has slowed. Not a lot of bait in area. That can change daily. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: Salmon bite has picked up off Marin Coast. New Salmon Queen on Wednesday had 11 limits to 24 pounds. Tuesday it had three limits to 25 pounds. Many fish weighed in high teens to low 20s. Four boats Sunday had limits from the islands and Marin Coast. Albacore trip is planned for Friday. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Albacore trip on Sunday had 12 and three opahs for 12 anglers. Rock cod trips to Point Sur on Sunday had 20 lings and limits of rock cod. White sea bass are in bay. There isn't a lot of squid in bay, but enough to keep sea bass around. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Salmon were caught off pier last week. One or two per day were brought up. A 20-pounder was caught Saturday. There is a lot of bait in close. No striped bass. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: Rock cod trips come back with limits. Some days quality is better than others. Fair number of lings are being caught. 650-726-7133, 510-581-2628.
SAN FRANCISCO: A halibut was caught off Oyster Point channel markers. That's the first in weeks. Could be a sign. Could be a stray. There is shark action off pier. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Striped bass are biting at Brothers, Whaling Station and there are shaker bass around shoreline. Bass at Brothers and Whaling Station are 5 to 10 pounds. Fishing is better than fair. Halibut can be caught. With any effort anglers can get a fish per rod. Biggest this week was a 14-pounder. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Striper bite is plentiful. Some are 26 to 28 inches but most are legal. Best bait has been bullhead. Martinez Pier has been productive day and night. 925-229-9420.
-- Tim Goode